The Environmental Awareness Group, or EAG as it is more commonly known, is a national, voluntary, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization. For some years a small group of local people had strong concerns about the pressures on Antigua- Barbuda's natural environment. A lead role was played by Desmond Nicholson and Edward T. Henry who were members of the Historical and Archaeological Society – better known as HAS. HAS is the main support group for the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda and other heritage concerns. On June 9, 1988, the Museum hosted a meeting on environmental matters, coinciding with an environmental exhibit, and a slide show displaying environmental abuse in Antigua-Barbuda. This formed part of a drive by the Caribbean Conservation Association (CCA) to promote greater awareness in the Caribbean of the importance of environmental conservation. Subsequent meetings held by members of HAS led to the creation of the Concerned Citizens Conservation Committee, and in 1989 this was formally constituted as an organisation and Under the Friendly Societies Act and renamed the EAG, recognising the fundamental importance of public awareness for support of conservation initiatives.